I've used other NARS products in the past and liked them, but this is my first lipstick. I saw someone post a picture of themselves on social media in the color Hot Kiss, and it looked like the color I've been on the hunt for FOREVER, so I commented and she gave me the deets. I ordered it right away. It's exactly the mauve shade I've been looking for. I'm usually a gloss girl as I find matte lipsticks very drying, but this is a nice, comfortable matte formula! I love the color so much that I ordered an extra just in case!